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"Sciatica and lower back pain - any help?"(7 posts)

"Sciatica and lower back pain - any help?"ParticleMan
Jul 29, 2003 9:46 PM
Hi All.. sorry, kinda long post...
I have Prolapsed Interveterbral Disc [L3,L4,L5] similar to a slipped disc. Had it since 1993, when I had to stop racing for a few years. It kind of healed up for a while, and even when I started racing hard last year and early this year - it was fine. Lately, it has relapsed again. The lower back hurts at times, with sciatica on both legs. Basically, the nerve is pinched by the disc, preventing me from much activity for a while now.

Does anyone else here have this condition? I do not want to undergo surgery for this. I would still want to train and race again. Anyone have any advise,experience, suggestions?

Thank you all. Have a great ride
re: "Sciatica and lower back pain - any help?"tmotz
Jul 29, 2003 10:43 PM
I have L5-S1 problems.The procedure I had laid me up for 3 days.It was called Percutaneous Disk Decompression.It didn't work to well on me but may be an option for you.
re: "Sciatica and lower back pain - any help?"ParticleMan
Jul 30, 2003 2:34 AM
Dear Tmotz

Thanks for the advise. Were you able to ride again after it? Did you do anything specific to strenghten the back? Thanks, and for anyone else who can help. If I can't ride much, I can't live much!
re: "Sciatica and lower back pain - any help?"tmotz
Jul 30, 2003 7:47 AM
Yes,I ride more now.I do plenty of stretching.
check out this recent threadET
Jul 30, 2003 4:52 AM
andydave "anyone have problems with sciatica???" 7/23/03 5:10pm
re: "Sciatica and lower back pain - any help?"gtx
Jul 30, 2003 9:59 AM
read the reviews and see if you think it might help you. Cured me after 2.5 years of misery, during which time I was off the bike.

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/07/30/politics/campaigns/30DEAN.html?hp
oopsgtx
Jul 30, 2003 10:02 AM
that was an article I was reading. Try this:

http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0446392308